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MYSORE Ashtanga - Dropin $20 or Mysore Pass


This class is taught by:

Veronica Cruz

Owner of Downtown Yoga Shala, Veronica took a leap of faith when she left a successful Silicon Valley high-tech career in 2008 to pursue a higher calling. Living in Kathmandu, Nepal in her youth opened her mind and heart to yoga philosophy and eastern spirituality. Years later she pursued yoga again, as a complement to her marathon and triathlon training, which intensified her love for the practice of yoga in all its dimensions - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. Veronica is a certified yoga instructor, having completed Teacher Certifications in Ashtanga Vinyasa from Larry Shultz, Power Vinyasa from Baron Baptiste and Ashtanga Teacher Certifications from Tim Miller and David Swensen. As an Ashtanga practitioner, she has gratefully studied over the years with many certified teachers in the Ashtanga lineage while also continuing to study with Sharath Jois in Mysore, India when possible. She continually draws inspiration from the deep tradition of yoga, and derives profound personal growth in being a lifelong, humble student and dedicated practitioner on and off the mat. A local San Jose resident for many years, Veronica aspires to create a welcoming environment that will bring the many benefits of yoga to the corporate high-tech and multi-sport athletic communities of Silicon Valley. Veronica infuses her classes with warmth and sincerity, kindness and compassion. She gently encourages a mindful practice through deeper breath body awareness, while honoring the inner teacher that resides within each of us.
Mysore Style Practice is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga, and is the name coined for the original way it has always been taught in the city of Mysore, South India, in the tradition of the lineage from Sri K. Patthabi Jois. This class is for students of all levels and is an excellent opportunity to develop a personal, independent practice that can slowly build over a lifetime!

Within a group setting, each student learns the Ashtanga Primary Series at their own pace, with direct and individual assistance from the teacher. This allows students to progress at an appropriate rate for their own body and life circumstances. New postures are taught on an individual basis as the student develops the requisite strength, flexibility and stamina to proceed further. This direct student - teacher relationship is foundation of all traditional Yoga teaching and the Yoga Paramparā (the lineage of transmission from teacher to student).

New to Mysore? Please email info@downtownyogashala.com to arrange for a private orientation/class ($25 which can be applied to your first month of Mysore membership). Once you start taking a Mysore class, be prepared to commit to attending at least three times per week for your first few months of practice to understand this method more fully and get the most benefit out of this practice. Please email info@downtownyogashala.com if you have further questions.

Doors open at 6am for those who have an existing Mysore practice. Visitors who have an existing practice are welcome! Please email info@downtownyogashala.com with the date and time of your arrival. We also observe rest days on Moon Days, per the schedule outlined here: http://ashtangayogacenter.com/moon-days/

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 12 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Wed Dec 13 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Thu Dec 14 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Mon Dec 18 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Tue Dec 19 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Wed Dec 20 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Thu Dec 21 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Mon Dec 25 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Tue Dec 26 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Wed Dec 27 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Thu Dec 28 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Mon Jan 01 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Tue Jan 02 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Wed Jan 03 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Thu Jan 04 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Mon Jan 08 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Tue Jan 09 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Wed Jan 10 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Thu Jan 11 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Mon Jan 15 6:00 am - 9:00 am with Veronica Cruz